Small Business Saturday

Venture to Downtown State College to support your local small businesses on November 24th during Small Business Saturday! Make a day of it, shop and dine local by patronizing the small, brick and mortar businesses that make our downtown special…this day and every day! #ShopSmall #SmallBizSat

Military Appreciation First Friday

In partnership with Penn State University and Military Appreciation Week, November’s First Friday will celebrate the contributions of our service members, veterans and their families. The November 2nd event will take place in Downtown State College from 5-8 pm, culminating on the 100 block of South Fraser Street with military vehicles and organizations, live performances […]

Centre Region Parks and Recreation – Halloween Parade

Put on your costume and grab your family and friends and join us for the 72nd Annual Halloween Costume Parade in downtown State College. New this year:  The parade forms on Burrowes Ave.between College Ave and Calder Way at 6:30 PM, with step off promptly at 7 PM. Costume judging takes place at Memorial Field. Nine different costume categories […]

October First Friday

Downtown State College celebrated our First Friday event on October 5. This monthly event promotes art and entertainment for community members and visitors to enjoy, as well as exclusive offers and discounts at local businesses. This month’s First Friday featured a live acoustic set by Chris Good at MLK plaza and modern jazz group Urban […]

19th Annual Fall Festival

Downtown State College welcomed hundreds of local residents and families to the 19th Annual Fall Festival. The 200 block of Allen Street was filled with dozens of family-friendly activities including different crafts, food vendors, music and more. This year, mini-pumpkins lined Allen Street where children could choose their pumpkin and adorn it with Halloween-themed decorations. […]

19th Annual Downtown Fall Festival

Fall Festival has returned! The festival will take place on the 200 block of Allen Street from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Come on out for free pumpkins for the kids at the Pumpkin Patch, enjoy the Bounce House, Tumble Bus, Pony Rides, and more. Fun and games for the whole family! Enjoy music throughout the […]

Park(ing) Day State College

PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where businesses, activists, and citizens create parklets in on-street parking spaces. The goal of PARK(ing) Day is to create community engagement, inspire creative space design, and create awareness about the usage of urban areas as open, social spaces.  Parking spaces on the 100 block of S Allen Street […]

September First Friday Highlights

Downtown State College kicked off September with the monthly First Friday event, an evening that brings together community members and local businesses to promote community engagement and entertainment for everyone. This month’s First Friday offered a wide range of activities for all State College residents. From kid’s crafts to professional art; plenty of treats from […]

State College Culture Crawl and Festival

This monthly festival showcases original art, handmade products and live music on the second Sunday of the month through October. Calder way is closed to allow for dozens of vendors, artisans and musicians to line the street! Enjoy the festival while taking advantage of free parking on Sunday’s downtown!

LION BASH

Join us on the 100 and 200 blocks of South Allen Street in downtown State College for the Living In One Neighborhood (LION) Bash!  Learn about the State College and Penn State community with over 75 engagement stations while enjoying: Games and activities Music and entertainment FREE giveaways and food Block Party + Community Resource […]